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Berlin court rules Street View doesn't invade privacy

Jeremy Kirk | March 22, 2011
The case stemmed from a woman who alleged Street View would violate her privacy

On Monday, France's National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) ordered Google must pay a fine of €100,000 (US$142,000) because of the Wi-Fi program.

While Google maintained that only fragmented data was collected, CNIL found it went much further: in one example, Google recorded the user name and password of someone logging into a site used to arrange sexual encounters with strangers, along with the person's location along a sparsely populated rural road north of the town of Carcasonne, France.


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